Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

Improving or rectifying the operation of process control and monitoring systems in a thermal power plant is an important activity. This can entail both in-service and outage activities, and is an important corollary to an effective inspection program.

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Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

Boiler and HRSGs and their associated control and monitoring systems will age, this means that control/monitoring accuracy degrades and sometimes fails over the life of the plant. Therefore, at some point the plant will need to tune systems to reflect the changed characteristics of an aged boiler, or to commission replacement or refurbished control elements.  The available time to dot his is usually limited, when compared to that available for commissioning in anew plant.

Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems
Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

Tetra Engineering can draw on their extensive practical experience with boiler and HRSG operations to assist plant I&C personnel in implementing stable and accurate process control loops, including:

  • Steam Temperature Control/Attemperators
  • Steam Bypass
  • Drum Level
  • Boiler Combustion Air and Exhaust Systems
  • Water Chemistry I&C
  • Burner Control
  • Gas, Liquid and Solid Fueled Burners for Utility Boilers and Industrial Process/Package Boilers
  • HRSG SupplementaryFiring Burners

Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

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Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

Tuning of Control and Monitoring Systems

Improving or rectifying the operation of process control and monitoring systems in a thermal power plant is an important activity. This can entail both in-service and outage activities, and is an important corollary to an effective inspection program.

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Grade 91 is a CSEF (creep strength enhanced ferritic) alloy introduced in the late 20th century for high temperature service in power boilers. ASME BPVC-II develops material properties based on time-to-rupture data after 100,000 hrs, with a safety factor of 3.5. 

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